Margie Moss – Oil Painter – Joplin MOMargie Moss

Margie Moss has enjoyed creating art since childhood. She received a B.A. with emphasis in graphic design from the University of Arkansas.

In 1973, she was employed by Halls Crown Center, in Kansas City, MO. As a home furnishings buyer. In 1976, she worked as an assistant to Jeannette Lee, V.P. of corporate design and art director of Hallmark Cards. In 1977, she became a design coordinator for several product lines for Hallmark Cards.

After relocating to Joplin, MO, she established “Joplin Decorating Center,” an interior design studio and art gallery, which she currently operates. In 2010, she co-founded “Local Color Art Gallery,” a collective of 17 artists located in the historic gryphon building at 1027 South Main in Joplin, MO.

She is a member of Oil Painters of America, America Impressionist Society, Heart of America Artist’s Association, Missouri Valley Impressionist Society, and Joplin Regional Artists Coalition.

She studied under Jeff Legg, master signature member of Oil Painters of America, John Lasater, Jason Sacran, Lori Putnam, Kelli Folsom, and Billy O’Donnell.


Fine Arts Exhibits and Awards

  • 2022 Merit Award Spiva Center for the Arts Membership Show, Cornell Art Complex, Joplin, MO
  • 2022 3RD PLACE Joplin Regional Artists Coalition Show, Art Central, Carthage, MO
  • 2022 Merit Award Thomas Hart Benton Show, Neosho, MO
  • 2021 American Impressionist Society Associate Member Juried Show
  • 2019 4th Place Maple Leaf Plein Air Show, Carthage, MO
  • 2019 Honorable Mention Spiva Membership Show, Joplin, MO
  • 2019 3rd Place, Joplin Regional Artists Coalition Show, Art Central, Carthage, MO
  • 2018 Crabby’s “Moss After Monet” Show, Joplin, MO
  • 2018 Award of Excellence, Heart of America Show, Fayetteville, AR
  • 2017 “Splash” 3 Woman Show at The Carriage Factory, Newton, KS
  • 2016 “Art Babble” Collaborative of 5 Artists at Jorge Leyva’s Studio and Gallery, Joplin, MO
  • 2016 Selected Artist by City of Joplin for Route 66’s 90th Birthday Painting
  • 2015 2nd Place, Joplin Regional Artists Coalition Show, Art Central, Carthage, MO
  • 2014 Quick Paint Award, Brush Creek Art Walk, KC, MO
  • 2013 “Joplin: An Outside View”, One Woman Show of Plein Air Paintings of Historic Sites in Joplin, Post Memorial Library, Joplin, MO
  • 2013 Winner of “Rock a Joplin Bowtie” Competition, National Bowtie Cause
  • 2013 3rd Place, Thomas Hart Benton Show, Crowder College, Neosho, MO
  • 2012 2nd Place, Art Central Membership Show, Carthage, MO
  • 2012 “Peinture Adventure, Featured Artist in Plein Air Painters Show, Art Central, Carthage, MO
  • 2012 PhotoSpiva, Juried Photography Show, Spiva Centrer for the Arts, Joplin, MO
  • 2011 “Tennis Ball Masterpieces, One Woman Show, Post Memorial Library, Joplin, MO
  • 2011 “Alla Prima Donnas & A Don, Featured Artist, Art Central, Carthage, MO
  • 2010 Midwest Gathering of the Artists, Featured Artist, Carthage, MO
  • 2009 2nd Place, Bartlesville Association 56th Annual Spring Show, Bartlesville, OK
  • 2009 3rd Place, St. Avip’s Gala and Art Auction, Joplin, MO
  • 2009 Missouri State Capitol Show, Featured Artist
  • 2003 “Prairie Fire, Moss and Jeff Legg, Spiva Center for the Arts, Joplin, MO
  • 1975 Crown Center Art Fair, Juried Show, KC, MO

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I love Margie Moss’s art – it is so amazing! I love her colors and how she captures the beauty of each magical moment she paints. 🙂

Val Moss